The Hon'ble Sir Charles Wager Kn't. Admiral of ye Blen Squadron…. T. GIBSON, after.

The Hon'ble Sir Charles Wager Kn't. Admiral of ye Blen Squadron…

London: John Faber, 1732.

Mezzotint measuring 350 x 250 mm. with detailed engraved caption.

Mezzotint portrait of Admiral Charles Wager, an instrumental figure in the effective organisation of the British Navy in the first half of the eighteenth-century.

Mezzotint portrait of Admiral Charles Wager, an instrumental figure in the effective organisation of the British Navy in the first half of the eighteenth-century.

Wager won his fame by capturing the rich Spanish prize Santa Cruz in mid-1707 and was promoted to rear admiral later that year. He became comptroller of the navy in 1714, and served both parliament and the admiralty upon retirement from active naval service. Experience at sea and sound temperament served Wager well in his dual career as a parliamentarian; he was widely respected with 'a very good understanding, great plainness of manners, and a steadiness of courage that no danger could daunt, with the same calmness in it that he shewed in the most ordinary acts of his life' (Burnet).

This portrait was engraved by John Faber from the original portrait by Gibson.

Price (AUD): $425.00  other currencies Ref: #4005824

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